The Spain XI of stars not named in latest international squad

On Monday, Spain boss Luis Enrique named his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Greece, Georgia and Kosovo this month.

There were four first-time call-ups to the senior squad including Barcelona teenage midfield star Pedri and 20-year-old winger Bryan Gil – who is starring on loan at Eibar from Sevilla.

Read moreBarcelona teenage star Pedri receives first call-up to Spain national squad

However, there were plenty of notable absentees from the 23-man squad.

Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique often makes wholesale changes to his squads and the latest round of selections has left a lot of established stars out of the squad, as highlighted by Marca.

Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalga is no longer in the squad, while a defensive quartet of Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Mario Hermoso (Atletico Madrid), Nacho Fernandez (Real Madrid) and Sergio Reguilon (Tottenham) are all excluded.

A midfield trio of Mikel Merino, Marco Asensio and Saul Niguez – of Real Sociedad, Madrid and Atleti respectively – alongside an attacking trident of Adama Traore (Wolves), Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds) and Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao) are also left out.

Image via Marca